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Get Off My L@wn - A Zombie Novel [Kindle Edition]

Perry Kivolowitz
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"I don't like reading the same stories from just a little different view. I need really different. I need fresh. This one is it." - Brenda G. Leatherman "Nanny the Great"

"The blurb of this book doesn't do it justice... But when you throw in a zombie outbreak, well, I'm willing to give it a go. And how glad I am that I did! " - Utterly Undead Reads

"Just when you think everything has been written about the Zombie Apocalypse, a little gem like this shows up." - zoomreader

"I wasn't sure about this book at first, but decided to give it a try, I'm so glad I did. The book was wonderful, funny and totally enjoyable. Lots of zombies and a good read. I very much look forward to another book in this genre by this author." - m


Silicon Valley rainmaker Doug Handsman has "retired" back to his wife Ruth Ann's native Wisconsin.

Zombies are massing in hordes numbering in the millions.

The Government has an agenda. Ruth Ann has stone cold hunter's skills and Doug has a data center.

Containing a number of twists and observations possibly not seen in the genre before, Get Off My L@wn takes you through more than 40 days post breakout and tells a complete story.

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About the Author

Perry Kivolowitz is a Computer Scientist and serial entrepreneur. Among noteworthy achievements, he is the author of the first known keylogger, inventor of the recoverable ram disk and a 1996 winner of The Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement for the Invention of Shape Driven Warping and Morphing. This technology has been used in thousands of motion pictures.

Product Details

  • File Size: 586 KB
  • Print Length: 261 pages
  • Publisher: PSK Intellect, LLC; 1 edition (June 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DQ26J8G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #534,777 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Equal Parts Hilarious and Horrifying July 5, 2013
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Just when you think everything has been written about the Zombie Apocalypse, a little gem like this shows up. Our narrator is a chubby computer geek who decides to ride out the ZA with his much more practical wife, Ruth Ann, in their custom built concrete castle. I laughed out loud at some of the comments about his series of battles with the Homeowners Association, and I cringed at the descriptions of what a zombie horde in the millions might look like as the mass moves through a neighborhood.

The book is more than a horror story, though. The protagonist starts as a mean-spirited Silicon Valley jerk but by the end he regains his humanity as so many around him are losing theirs. Thanks to his computing skills and the datacenter in his basement, he manages to aid the remaining government forces and society in a number of innovative ways and makes their home, codenamed Christmas Tree, into an important node in the battle against the walking dead.

This is a fresh look at how the survivors might be forced to do battle with the millions of undead, and I just hope we see another book from this interesting author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written March 25, 2014
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Nice JOB! well thought out and well written. I really recommend reading some more stuff by Perry. If Perry hasn't written anything else get to work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun...zombies and hackers March 11, 2014
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An early book, but a fun story. And cool local color from Wisconsin and UW.

You can almost believe this story!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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An unusual presentation of the zombie genre, but very effective. This book is a book written by someone vitally and intimately involved in helping to overcome the zombie apocalypse. It is filled with everyday preparations, but mostly it's the story of what happened when the virus got loose and how the people of the upper mid-west. The combination of a warrior wife, and a nerdy husband works well as a foil against the back drop of "defending the castle at all costs" and the addition of the military in their plans. Finding that "Walter" has computer skills that are necessary to defeat the hordes, "Frank" and the military concoct plans to thin out and kill the majority of those coming to eat them. And despite the odds, despite the losses, there comes a time when the castle may be their defeat. No spoiler alerts here. Well written. Well plotted. Great character development - loved seeing the crusty old guy softens some. This book isn't gory like some. It's more about action, adventure, humor, and intelligence. Not just for zombie-phites, but for those that love a good story!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not even finished yet, and I need to write a review... September 3, 2013
By Nicole
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This book was not free, although I could have borrowed it from Amazon prime, if I had wanted to wait that long after reading my kindle sample! I just had to have it right then. So, go ahead and spend the money to get this one; it's worth it. It's funny and snarky and probably just the way the Zombie Apocalypse will go. I love the main character, Doug (becasue I'm pretty sure I would have those same snarky comments to make...); although I can't understand a word he says when he starts talking about his computer stuff. Strangely enough, Amazon did not throw this one up as a possibility for me, I actively had to look for it under the post-apocalyptic fiction. So if you haven't searched for other books yourself, be sure to try the existing catagories, don't just wait for Amazon's recommendations. I'm 41% of the way through the book now, and assuming it holds up to the end, I would buy other books from this author too. Thanks!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not your average zombie novel. December 30, 2014
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Possible Spoilers. I love zombie books, and Get Off My L@wn is a great twist on run-of-the-mill zombie horror. The main character is amusing, and actually grows as a person throughout the story. The wife is a great mix of Betty Crocker and stone cold executioner of the undead - it sounds strange, but it really works.
The type of zombie was well described, with their danger rising and falling with weather and other outside influences - a nice change from the regular 'always hunting' zombies.
And the way they fought the zombies... I might not have been able to follow all of the technical jargon, but I loved the use of tech, especially the satellites. The planning involved in taking down the zombies was intelligent, and a nice change from the more common 'shoot stuff and hope it all dies' routine that authors usually give the military. I recommend this book for anyone who likes zombie books and isn't afraid of new ideas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fresh, fun, and geek speak thrown in - a winner! August 12, 2014
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First, I noticed the title...I thought of how fresh that was. Then I read the synopsis and again, fresh. I started reading it and it became hard to put down. It's sprinkled with techno geek speak throughout but that just made the story better because after all the main character is a teckie geek and quite successful at it. I thoroughly enjoyed the relationship between the two main characters and many times I'd laugh at loud at some of the exchanges. I thought this was very well done for a ZA and as someone stated in another review I consider this a gem and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good ZA story. It was hard not to wonder at the end though what happened during those 18 months after the "end" of the story but it was good to know what happened to so many of the characters in the book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Zombie story that is different
This book had a few novel ideas for the common zombie apocalyse. One was a computer hacker using his skills to survive and beat the zombies. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Maintenance Man
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good stuff.
Published 2 months ago by tcrpe
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
Better than your average zombie novel. The author has found amazing ways to use technology in the ZPoc.
Published 4 months ago by Larry
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very entertaining
Published 4 months ago by Mike E.
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
I really enjoyed this book, I liked the detail paid to the weapons used and descriptions of the damage these weapons caused to the dead .
Published 4 months ago by Sean Burnette
3.0 out of 5 stars It is a pretty well written one for a quick zombie reader
Leaves too much unwritten, the story seems to pick up 2 chapters after it should. It is a pretty well written one for a quick zombie reader, but there are better written ones out... Read more
Published 4 months ago by cb74
5.0 out of 5 stars but there are two that I still enjoy -- this and World War Z
I admit that in general I'm tired of zombie novels, but there are two that I still enjoy -- this and World War Z. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lisa Treadway
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty, Clever & Fun
This book was clever and fun. I'm not usually a huge zombie fan but regardless, this held my attention. Read more
Published 6 months ago by LGR
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read. The characters are easy to relate to
Good read. The characters are easy to relate to. The story was fun and very well told. I would read more by the author.
Published 7 months ago by Raeshele
4.0 out of 5 stars If you're a zombie fan, read this.
A different than usual take on the zombpocalypse, from the perspective of a couple deciding to stay home and ride the storm. I'd like to see it continued.
Published 7 months ago by Daddyo Z.
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Perry Kivolowitz is a Computer Scientist, teacher and serial entrepreneur. His noteworthy achievements include a 1996 Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement for the "Invention of Shape Driven Warping and Morphing." The film in which the main character compares life to a box of chocolates is an early example of the use of his invention. Since then, his technique has been used in thousands of motion pictures, television programs and commercials.

"Get Off My L@wn" was Perry's first literary work: "I hope readers enjoy getting into the characters of Doug, Ruth Ann and most of all, Christmas Tree. Writing was a blast and I hope to do it again."

(He is doing it again)

Perry lives in Wisconsin with his wife Sara. Their two Portuguese Water Dogs frequently contribute to his writing by walking on his laptop's keyboard. They are responsible for the best parts.

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What about a sequel
Thank you.

I have partially charted out two more novels. A few dozen pages are written for each.

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